The best Italian performances from matchday 7 according to the mediaHere are the four key men for this week’s column, who all made decisive contributions for their teams
Monday, October 7, 2019
These were the players who earned the highest ratings in the Italian sports newspapers (La Gazzetta dello Sport, Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport).
THE LEAGUE’S IN-FORM PLAYERS
Ciro IMMOBILE (G 7; C 7,5; T 7,5) Bologna 2-2 Lazio
With this week’s brace the Italian goalscorer is already in sight of double figures for the season: seven goals in the league and one in the cup for the irreplaceable Biancocelesti striker. During a thrilling match against an attacking Bologna side who caused a lot of problems for Inzaghi's defenders, Immobile came out as the saviour with two great moments of attacking play that further added to his sparkling form of late.
Andrea PETAGNA (G 7,5; C 7; T 7) SPAL 1-0 Parma
Here we have the match-winner of the Derby dell’Emilia, who helped his team take home three crucial points against a potential relegation rival. Extremely effective during the match, he converted the only real chance that came his way, without sacrificing his usual contributions from set pieces and his defensive efforts when out of possession.
Sergio FLOCCARI (G 7; C 7; T 6,5) SPAL 1-0 Parma
Great heart was shown by Semplici’s veteran who fought long and hard against the fearsome Bruno Alves, often managing to have him on the ropes. It was an afternoon of crucial sacrifice which had an evident contribution towards the dominance SPAL showed.
Marco SILVESTRI (G 7; C 7; T 6,5) Hellas Verona 2-0 Sampdoria
Playing with his usual high levels of confidence, Silvestri was one of the main men for a Verona side that has now risen to mid-table, subverting all predictions from the start of the season. Having had little to do in the first half, he was not caught cold in the second 45 minutes and reacted quickly to save from Caprari and Quagliarella, keeping the Gialloblu door firmly shut all game.